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Creative Europe – NEWS-Journalism partnerships – 2022

Creative Europe - NEWS-Journalism partnerships, encouraging systemic cooperation between professional news media organisations.

7.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Culture, Media & Communication
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, Caucasus, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Associated countries and countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature are equally eligible to the grant.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To promote policy cooperation and innovative actions supporting all strands of the Programme
  • To promote a diverse, independent and pluralistic media environment and media literacy
  • To promote cross-sectoral activities that aim at adjusting to the structural and technological changes faced by the media, including enhancing a free, diverse, and pluralistic media environment, quality journalism and media, literacy including in the digital environment


  • Encourage systemic cooperation between professional news media organisations to improve the viability and competitiveness of professionally produced journalism, by focusing on collaborative business transformation and/or collaborative journalistic projects

Among financed actions

  • Collaborative projects between any news media (sub)sector and/or genre that aim to enhance cooperation and instil systemic change across the wider news media ecosystem

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: 24 months


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Associations and interest groupings : Entities composed of members may participate as ‘sole beneficiaries’ or ‘beneficiaries without legal personality’
  • A consortium composed of at least 3 entities, established in at least 3 different EU Member States or associated countries to the programme must be constituted
  • Total budget of the topic « NEWS-Journalism partnerships » : 7.5 million euro 
  • Amount of the grant: between 300,000 and 2.5 million euro 
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs 

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